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Externalities, Consumption Constraints and Regular Economies

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We consider a general model of pure exchange economies with consumption externalities. Households may have different consumption sets and each consumption set is described by a function called possibility function. Utility and possibility functions depend on the consumptions of all households. Our goal is to give sufficient conditions for the regularity of such economies. We prove that, generically, economies are regular in the space of endowments and possibility functions.

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Paper provided by Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy in its series CSEF Working Papers with number 195.

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Date of creation: 11 Feb 2008
Date of revision: 01 Dec 2009
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Keywords: Externalities; consumption constraints; competitive equilibrium; regular economies;

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  1. Yves Balasko, 2013. "Social demand functions in general equilibrium," Textos para discussão 609, Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil).

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